Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.18%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 1.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 5.92% or 129.00 points to trade at 2307.00 at the close. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) added 4.72% or 27.80 points to end at 616.80 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 3.22% or 0.1240 points to 3.9795 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 2.99% or 13.4 points to trade at 435.2 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 1.99% or 11.4 points to end at 560.6 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 1.52% or 0.0090 points to 0.5816.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 124 to 73 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.27% to 25.960.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.14% or 1.70 to $1232.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.15% or 0.11 to hit $71.67 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.19 to trade at $80.97 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.39% to 65.3980, while EUR/RUB fell 0.37% to 75.7500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.71.

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